Item 8 - Eight-key cocuswood flute with wide sterling-silver bands : Thomas Prowse, London

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CA OTUFM 46-8

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Eight-key cocuswood flute with wide sterling-silver bands : Thomas Prowse, London

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  • [ca. 1825] (Creation)

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Item is a flute, made by Thomas Prowse in London. The flute has sterling-silver keys with salt-spoon style ends, mounted on blocks. It is a brilliant example of the large-holed flute developed by the great English flutist Charles Nicholson Jr. The historical importance of this model is that Theodore Boehm heard Nicholson playing it during a visit to England in 1831. The epoch-making Boehm flute universally used today was the result.

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